Motorola starts soak test for the Moto X Pure Edition Android 6.0 Marshmallow update

Motorola starts soak test for the Moto X Pure Edition Android 6.0 Marshmallow update
A couple of weeks ago, David Schuster, Motorola's Senior Director of Software Product Management, announced that the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Motorola Moto X Pure Edition is on its way. Today, Schuster announced that Motorola has started the soak test for the update. 

Last month, reports revealed that some Motorola Moto X Pure Edition units started receiving their Marshmallow update. Initially, it was believed that Motorola was rolling out the soak test, but Motorola's David Schuster refuted this idea, claiming that it was just a simple test-drive. This time around, however, the real soak test has begun.

If everything goes according to Motorola's plan, a full launch will follow shortly. In theory, this should mean that the Moto X Pure Edition will start receiving its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update in a matter of weeks.

As many probably know already, the Motorola Moto X Pure Edition is little else than the US version of the international Moto X Style. This international variant of the phone has already started receiving its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update in some corners of the world.

Compared to Android 5.1 Lollipop, which is the Android version that the Motorola Moto X Pure Edition currently uses, the 6.0 Marshmallow version of Google's mobile OS comes with significant improvements such as the new Google Now on Tap, a granular permission model, improved volume controls, as well as a smart battery saving feature called Doze. For more details on the new OS version, check out our Android 6.0 Marshmallow review.



1. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Right on Motorola, way to show the industry how it's done... Just a heads up, the battery tests performed on PhoneArena do not represent an accurate real life account for what to expect from your device. Android's Marshmallow Doze feature has easily prolonged the life of my Nexus 6P to nearly two full days with moderate use. Once you get the update, expect much better battery performance.

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Way to go Motorola. This is a welcome update. I mean it only took two months after Marshmallow was released.

3. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

If the update was that important to you, you could have bought the Nexus 6P like you said you were going to. They were in stock when you were wanting to buy one, why you couldn't just do it is beyond me. Post 18 Just be grateful that your device is still one of the first models to receive the update aside from Nexus and Android One phones.

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Why do you care? I should have known you would be jumping my back for talking about the delayed update. To answer your question, I decided to go for the PE because I can. It's my money and I spend it however I please.

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, delayed update, you're funny. No, I'm just curious if you were PMSing or something? It's a legitimate query as you seem to be unreasonably upset about Motorola doing better than all the other OEMs. And you're right, it is your money, you spend it however you like, but don't go making excuses for not buying something that you say you want to buy (Example: the Nexus 6P being out of stock with 128GB models) when anyone with internet access can call BS just like I did in the article I referenced in comment 3. If there really wasn't any inventory then I wouldn't have my Nexus 6P 128GB in my pocket right now. Now just accept that your phone will be within the 2% range of devices that actually has Android 6.0 and find something real to cry about.

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

PMSing what? The update is two months old. There's not that big of a gap between Marshmallow and Lollipop so there's no reason why the update shouldn't have been available sooner. This is stock Android not a skinned version like TouchWiz or whatever garbage is running on the G series of phones. It is easier to get the 6P now, so what? I ended up just sticking with the MXPE because it seemed like the more reasonable yet all round package. Plus I can stick a 128GB card and use it as storage in addition to the 64GB of storage on the MXPE. Just stop trying to be a Sniggly.

6. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Oh, excuse me, Android 6.0 is currently at 0.03%, so you'll beat 99%+ of the ecosystem to the update. If that's not enough to upset you.... LOL.

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

What upsets me is the delayed update. Motorola is sinking back into their old habits.

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